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Amir Garrett roars after scoring a basket during (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Amir Garrett roars after scoring a basket during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

St. John's 77, Detroit 74

St. John's defeated Detroit, 77-74, in their season opener Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena.

D'Angelo Harrison takes a shot during a game
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D'Angelo Harrison takes a shot during a game against Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Amir Garrett roars after scoring a basket during
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Amir Garrett roars after scoring a basket during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Phil Greene IV takes a shot during St.
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Phil Greene IV takes a shot during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

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Steve Lavin talks to his players during St.
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Steve Lavin talks to his players during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Steve Lavin applauds his team during St. John's
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Steve Lavin applauds his team during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Steve Lavin looks on during St. John's season-opening
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Steve Lavin looks on during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Steve Laivn yells from the sideline during St.
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Steve Laivn yells from the sideline during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

D'Angelo Harrison makes a move toward the basket
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D'Angelo Harrison makes a move toward the basket during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

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Steve Lavin looks on during St. John's season-opening
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Steve Lavin looks on during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Steve Lavin grimaces during St. John's season-opening win
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Steve Lavin grimaces during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Amir Garrett scores a basket during St. John's
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Amir Garrett scores a basket during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

D'Angelo Harrison scores during St. John's season-opening win
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D'Angelo Harrison scores during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

JaKarr Sampson tries to drive past Detroit's Doug
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JaKarr Sampson tries to drive past Detroit's Doug Anderson during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

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Amir Garrett gets physical under the boards with
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Amir Garrett gets physical under the boards with Detroit's Nick Minnerath during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Sir'Dominic Pointer gets inside during St. John's season-opening
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Sir'Dominic Pointer gets inside during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Phil Greene IV dribbles the ball upcourt during
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Phil Greene IV dribbles the ball upcourt during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

Phil Greene IV goes up for a shot
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Phil Greene IV goes up for a shot during St. John's season-opening win over Detroit. (Nov. 13, 2012)

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